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Bachmann: ‘I’m not judgmental’ for calling gays ‘a part of Satan’

Bachmann: ‘I’m not judgmental’ for calling gays ‘a part of Satan’

Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Monday downplayed her well-documented history of anti-gay sentiment, and called Morgan “absolutely rude” for suggesting that she has been judgmental of the gay community.

“I’m not a judgmental person,” said Bachmann, to which Morgan replied, “Really?”

Morgan reminded Bachmann of her remarks at a 2004 National Education Leadership Conference when she said that homosexuality was “a very sad life,” and called it “part of Satan:”

“If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”

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Bachmann also said that “rhetoric is far worse against people who stand for traditional marriage. If anyone gets attacked in this country, it’s people who stand for traditional marriage.”